Survey Finds Respondents In Favour Of Landfill Tax Rise

13-03-14(2)picThe CIWM Journal has once again completed its annual Great Waste & Resources Survey, which has revealed that respondents were mostly in favour of the Landfill Tax escalator continuing to £100 or even beyond. 

The survey also found that the majority or respondents would welcome three-weekly general refuse collections, providing it was accompanied by a weekly “smelly” waste collection.

The CIWM Great Waste & Resources Survey is undertaken by the CIWM Journal team to gauge the biggest influences and opinions of the industry over the previous twelve months and going forward.

The survey also revealed that the respondents – for the fourth year in a row – is of the opinion that there aren’t enough waste facilities being built in the UK. However, results show that there is a belief the UK is “getting there”.

“The main reason for the infrastructure shortfall was found to be primarily a lack of investment”

The main reason for the infrastructure shortfall was found to be primarily a lack of investment.

Public attitudes as a barrier dropped by almost eight percent on last year, showing that the message is getting through to the general public.

There is further guidance needed on TEEP, according to respondents, and waste prevention plans set out by the UK governments won’t begin to come to fruition for at least five years or more.

Scotland, followed by Wales, was voted as the most “forward-thinking” in terms of its waste and resource policy… but it was still felt that the governments don’t co-operate, with those thinking that they do reaching an all-time survey low.

Results of CIWM’s Great Waste & Resources Survey

Biggest positive influences on industry (question 16 responses)

Biggest negative influences on industry (question 17 responses)

Watch Steve Lee’s video response to the survey findings

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